My students need 30 sets of Prang Professional Colored Pencils and one HP photo/scanner/color printer.
I teach multiple levels of Biology at an inner-city high school. I teach 10-12th grade students. Most of my students are African American or Hmong. About 80 percent of my students receive free/reduced lunch and about 35 percent are receive special education services. I am very impressed with many students as they are working hard to fight against the stereotype of an inner-city learner!
Our department budget is minimal and I use it for "necessary" lab supplies. We do NOT have money for "extras".
I recently incorporated using ART in my student’s science notebooks and was blown away. I could not believe what this did for my students. One particular child who is extremely challenged actually sat for the hour drawing a worm. I was taken back at how detailed his drawing was. I knew at that moment that art was going to be a regular part of our weekly activities.
After they drew in their notebooks I took pictures with my personal camera and put them into a slide show. I wish you could have seen it...they all stood in front of the projector waiting to see their page from their notebook. They were so proud of their work. They even told one another what good work they had done. I would really like to scan these pages and print them to post in the hallway so others can see their work, more importantly so they know what they are doing is worth something to others.
Students would benefit from the experience of drawing with real art pencils. I was able to buy a few sets but I believe each student should get to work with their own set.
My students need art pencils and I need a printer/scanner to show off their work! My students will benefit scientifically and creatively. The art program has been so drastically cut that my students crave a creative outlet. Drawing concepts, dissection and observations in their notebooks could tap into unrealized creative juices.
Do you remember when you were five and you colored inside of the lines? Well, my students have just experienced what it is like to go outside of the lines and they LOVED it!! Please support this project and give students the opportunity to creatively express their scientific knowledge and let them share it with others.
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